Recap - Phillips makes an immediate impact for the Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

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Brandon Phillips wasted no time making an impact on his new team.

The newest member of the Red Sox rocked a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give Boston a 9-8 come-from-behind win over the Braves in Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon.

And it wasn't as if there hadn't already been some excitement. Trailing 7-1 in the top of the eighth inning, Boston sent 12 men to the plate in a seven-run inning that tied the game.

Brandon Workman allowed a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the inning to Freddie Freeman before Phillips came on to do his thing in the ninth.

Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 38th save of the year. He struck out two and walked a batter.

Andrew Benintendi led Boston with three hits including a one-out single in the ninth that set the stage for Phillips' blow.

Blake Swihart and Ian Kinsler also had two RBI's in the win.

Boston is now 53 games over .500 after sweeping the three-game series against the Braves. They are off Thursday in advance of a three-game weekend series at Fenway against the Astros.

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